Sunday, 26 October 2008
Registered cover from the Czech Republic
One of the few nicely stamped letters I get from my own country. As it is usual these days, the majority of mail received domestically are bank statements, bills, publicity, etc., almost always without stamps, usually in envelopes featuring ony the text "port payé" ("poštovné úvěrováno"):-)
I received this interesting letter from Brandýs nad Labem overnight (the Czech Post is usually very quick in delivering, whatever else we might think of it). It features a large stamp issued on 21 February 2007 as a part of a two-piece series depicting oriental art from the collections of the Náprstek Museum of Asian, American and African Cultures in Prague; the three figures are Parvati, Shiva and Ganesha from an Indian painting on glass.
The other stamp is 2 CZK "virgo" from the 12 signs of the zodiac series of nice definitives, which, unfortunately, has been replaced in the past years by rather boring flowers. Thank you O.